Master Chef Junior #Kindness

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Why do I love this show so much? I don’t watch many TV shows, and I’m not a particular fan of many reality shows, but I do like to cook and watch a few cooking shows, particularly Master Chef Junior.

The fact that these little chefs are aged between 8 and 12 and can cook like pros blows me away. I would certainly fear competing against these little clever kids. Besides learning new things while watching this show and being enthused by watching them complete their tasks, creating complex dishes for the weekly competition by their Masters, Gordon, Graham and Joe, I find this show so heart-warming.

The warm and fuzzies I get from watching the comradery and kindness demonstrated amongst these kids makes me look forward to every episode. It seems their innocence has yet to be ruined with greed, envy and jealousy that is often projected in some of the adult versions of this show.

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These little ones cheer one another on, congratulate one another when someone wins a competition with big hugs and sincere joy. At the end of each episode when someone has to be eliminated, I love the spirit and human kindness and compassion they all demonstrate. Many of their little faces have tears streaming down their cheeks when a fellow friend and competitor has to leave. In those touching moments I realize how pure their hearts still are, unscathed by petty jealousies and envy. It’s also nice to see the softer side of the Master chefs and how they handle the tender emotions of these children, especially when they have to deliver unfavourable verdicts. It’s not uncommon to catch a tear or two in one of their own eyes.

This show not only encourages young children to learn how to cook, but is a great example for all children to watch for inspiration, to learn that it’s okay to commend others even if they themselves didn’t win a challenge, and experience how good friendships develop.

Have any of you watched this show?

12 thoughts on “Master Chef Junior #Kindness

  1. Yes I love this show! I’m blown away by the culinary abilities of the contestants and, like you, am impressed with the compassion they show toward one another. It’s refreshing to watch and I often learn something. Can’t ask for much more than that!

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  2. I think the creativity of such young cooks inspires us older ones into being a bit more creative with our cooking skills…
    Nice to catch up with you again.. Good to be back more or less as I catch up a little.
    Enjoy your weekend 🙂 Hugs Sue

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    1. Thank you Sue. It seems we have both been away. I have only just returned last night and catching up. I shall be by to visit your page soon! 🙂 xo

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  3. Oh I love love love this show…. Gordon Chef is my platonic guy (oh, that accent!)… There is also an aussie version which is cool as well!… Great to know that you enjoy this show as much as I do, D’G. Much love, Aquileana 🙂

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  4. We both love this show and it is not unusual for it to bring us to tears because of the purity of the young ones and what that invokes in the judges.

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    1. Thanks so much Mae for reading. Isn’t it though? It sure is nice to see the tender side of those judges after seeing them sometimes demean the older contestants. This show truly exemplifies the true innocent spirit of children before they learn of petty jealousies in the world.

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